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Dorothy Catherine Leidy Phillis

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Dorothy Catherine Leidy was born on 4 October 1928 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois to John Leidy and Elsie Schroeder.1 As a child, Dorothy lived with her parents and siblings in Chicago near Lincoln Park.2

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Dorothy married Clarence Edgar Phillis, Jr, on 20 May 1948 in Cook County and Clarence, Dorothy, and their children lived in Chicago.3

Dorothy’s father, John Leidy, died on 7 November 1957 in Chicago, and is buried in Montrose Cemetery in Chicago.4 Dorothy’s mother died at the age of 83 in October 1985.5

Dorothy’s husband, Clarence Edgar Phillis Jr., died at the age of 57 on 22 March 1979.6 Dorothy Leidy Phillis died on 11 April 1989 in Chicago at the age of 60.7 Dorothy is buried in Montrose Cemetery in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.8


1. Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, Chicago, no. 45919, Dorothy Catherine Leidy, 4 Oct 1928. Parents: John Leidy, age 30, born in Chicago, Illinois, and Elsie Schroeder, age 26, born in Chicago, Illinois.

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2. 1930 U.S. census, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 1582, sheet 27A, dwelling 84, family 194, John Leidy household.
Address: 1848 Larrabee
– John Leidy, age 31, born in Illinois
– Elsie Leidy, wife, age 27, born in Illinois
– John Leidy, son, age 8 ½, born in Illinois
– Harold Leidy, son, age 7 years 10 months, born in Illinois
– Robert, son, age 6 years, born in Illinois
– Dorothy, daughter, age 1 year 6 months, born in Illinois

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3. Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index, no. 5E1C71FF-1EFE-4FC7-B2AC-4DB6822D9F0, Clarence E. Phillis–Dorothy C. Leidy, 20 May 1948.

Known children of Clarence and Dorothy are living at the time of publication and not named.

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4. “Illinois, Cook County Deaths, Chicago, John Leidy, 7 Nov 1957. Birth: 29 Aug 1898, Chicago, Illinois. Married. Spouse: Elsie Leidy. Occupation: Truck driver. Age: 59. Address: 2726 N. Sheffield Ave. Father: Valentine Leidy. Funeral home: Herdegen Funeral Home. Burial: Montrose Cemetery, 9 Nov 1957.

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5. United States Social Security Death Index, Elsie Leidy, Oct 1985. Birth: 18 May 1902.Last Place of Residence: Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona. Age: 83.

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6. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, Clarence Edgar Phillis, Jr, birth 31 May 1921, Chicago, Illinois, death March 1979. Parents: Clarence E. Phillis and Kathlyn Morgan.

Also, U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010, Clarence Edward Phillis, birth 22 May 1921, death 22 Mar 1979. Enlistment: 12 Nov 1942. Discharge: 29 Apr 1948.
Note: Per Montrose Cemetery in Chicago, Clarence is not buried there.

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7. Illinois, Cook County Deaths Index, Chicago, Dorothy C Phillis, 11 Apr 1989. Birth: 4 Oct 1928, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Address: 5336 No Western Ave. Age: 60. Widowed. Occupation: Machinist. Funeral Home: Herdegen-Brieske Funeral Home. Burial: Montrose Cemetery. Father’s Name: John Leidy. Mother’s Name: Elsie Schrueder. Informant’s Name: Michele M Janota.

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8. Find A Grave, memorial 2365570132, Dorothy Catherine Leidy Phillis (1928–1989), Montrose Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; no headstone photo.

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Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, author, “Dorothy Catherine Leidy Phillis,” Cool Adventures
( posted 2022).

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